South Australia | Adelaide Hills

Our Review

Stephen and Fiona Pannell first discovered the nebbiolo growing outside Gumeracha in the northern Adelaide Hills in '04 – it had been planted by Rose and Frank Baldasso in '99. The vineyard, on a western-facing slope, is home to 5 clones of nebbiolo that Stephen has worked with since '05. Surrounded by native bush, twice in 20 years the vineyard has been surrounded by fire and twice it has survived (including a week after the Pannells bought the property in Dec '19). They have since removed chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and viognier from the vineyard and planted barbera, dolcetto, gewürztraminer, pinot gris and riesling. Nebbiolo remains a passion. -TONY LOVE


Winemaker Stephen Pannell
Viticulturalist Stephen Pannell
Region Adelaide Hills
Address 60 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Established 1999
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) 15.2 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Telephone (08) 8323 8000